Councillor’s family appeal for return of memorial plaque

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleKicking the Bucket AgainNext articleLimerick motorists given third option to pay fines Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie The late Joe CrowleyTHE family of the late Limerick City councillor Joe Crowley has appealed for the return of a plaque that was due to be unveiled in his memory.Less than a day before the ceremony, the stone monument was stolen from its setting at Westfield Park on Limerick’s North Circular Road.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is believed that vandals stole the plaque last Thursday night from beneath a bench in memory of the late councillor.Cllr Crowley’s daughter, Vivienne, who took her father’s local authority seat, said that it was a mindless act of vandalism which her family has taken personally.She said her family was “angry” at the theft but acknowledged that “we’ve dealt with worse things over the past year, but this has affected all of us as well as dad’s friends who had been looking forward to the official unveiling.Ms Crowley (24) said that her family would just like to have the plaque returned.Joe Crowley passed away at the age of 54 after he collapsed while out canvassing with his long time friend and Fianna Fail party colleague Deputy Willie O’Dea.His death in February 2016 shocked the local political business communities where the former deputy Mayor was well known and much loved.At the time, Deputy O’Dea said that “Joe was one of the nicest guys you could meet. Everybody who met him had great affection for him. He had not a bad word to say about anyone. He wanted to help everyone. We have lost a decent human being”. Print Facebook TAGSfeaturedJoe CrowleylimerickVivienne Crowley Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsCouncillor’s family appeal for return of memorial plaqueBy Staff Reporter – June 8, 2017 823 Advertisement WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” The late Joe Crowley Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

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Five Things That Make Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Stand Out From The Pack

first_imgOkeechobee Music & Arts Festival is quickly approaching, and we couldn’t be more excited for this awesome and eclectic festival. Taking place over four days in beautiful Southern Florida, the festival boasts one of the most diverse lineups of the year alongside an array of epic art installations and unique themed areas, making the best of the pristine locale and beautiful backdrop provided by the festival’s lush and gorgeous grounds. With so much to look forward to at Okeechobee, we’ve put together a list of the coolest and most unique elements of the festival. See below for the five things we’re most looking forward to at Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival!1. Swimming at AquachobeeUsually, it’s tough to find a good shady spot to cool down at a music festival…Not at Okeechobee! At Okeechobee’s brilliant Aquachobee area the festival provides the ultimate ability to sunbathe and play games in the sand & sun and then cool off by jumping in the lake, all located in the Moonlight Oasis area of the festival. Okeechobee adds to the island vibes by building tons of palapas and selling fruity drinks, providing the ultimate beachfront experience. Make sure to bring a towel & floatie to join the fun!2. Diverse Lineup With Once In A Lifetime PerformancesOkeechobee’s lineup is stacked, with some of the best artists in live music. Heavy hitters like Kings of Leon, Bassnectar, Flume, Pretty Lights, and Usher & The Roots top the bill, but this fest boasts an excellent lineup throughout the roster. You can find The Revivalists at Okeechobee, as well as Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, GRiZ, Galactic, Moon Taxi and BADBADNOTGOOD. The lineup is chock-full of artists worth mentioning, so check out the current full lineup.Okeechobee also delivers several once-in-a-lifetime performances during the festival, bringing together a unique assortment of artists to create unmissable performances. After last year’s epic PoWoW! with Miguel, Win Butler of Arcade Fire, George Porter Jr., Zigaboo Modeliste, Kamasi Washington, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Eric Krasno and Neal Evans, one can only imagine the exciting lineup that’s being put together for this year’s mashup celebration. Also, the festival offers the Okeechobee Gospel Soul Experience, which will feature the Blind Boys of Alabama, Allen Stone, and more in 2017, making for one of the most unique musical offerings at any major festival.3. The Location’s Natural ParadiseOkeechobee takes place on one of the most beautiful festival venues in the country. With plush grass, access to water at Aquachobee, beautiful trees encircling the Grove, and a surreal vibe permeating the grounds, it’s easy to understand why 30,000 people flocked to the first year of Okeechobee. Destination festivals should feel like they are removed from reality, and walking through Okeechobee’s site truly feels like a dream-state experience. Taking place during March 2nd-5th, the festival boasts some of the best weather of any major festival.4. All Night Music in Jungle51For all you ragers out there, Jungle51 provides the ultimate late night experience. Taking place in a heavily wooded portion of the Moonlight Oasis, Jungle51 goes all night long, with techno music bumping until the break of dawn. Okeechobee makes sure to book some of the best and most interesting electronic music in Jungle51, which is guaranteed to keep you dancing until the wee hours of the morning.5. Across the Board CurationWith yoga, workshops, visual and performance art, top-notch food, on-point partners, roving performers, earth arts workshops, a healing sanctuary, artist workshops, and endless amounts of on-site activities, the festival has a little something for everyone. The festival provides a full 360 holistic experience, making for the ultimate getaway from your everyday life. This doesn’t happen by mistake, as the Okeechobee team works tirelessly to curate the entire festival from top to bottom.We certainly can’t wait for this year’s Okeechobee! Get tickets and more info here.last_img read more

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7,000 Firearms Destroyed In Chile

first_imgBy Dialogo November 30, 2009 More than 7,000 weapons that were formerly in the hands of the Chilean public were melted down in Santiago in an operation organized by the Chilean government with the aim of reducing the use of such items. Of the 7,281 weapons melted down, 3,396 were seized by law enforcement authorities and another 3,885 were voluntarily turned in this year as part of a campaign initiated in 2008 by the government to reduce the number of weapons in the possession of civilians. Defense Minister Francisco Vidal, Interior Minister Edmundo Perez Yoma and Deputy Interior Minister Patricio Rosende witnessed the meltdown procedure carried out at the Gerdau Aza company near Santiago. The weapons will ultimately be converted into bars of steel for use in building infrastructure. Of the total number of weapons destroyed, 4,779 were pistols, 1,804 were rifles and 446 were homemade. With this batch, almost 70,000 weapons have now been destroyed by the authorities since 1990. “The fewer the weapons we have in the hands of civilians and the fewer weapons we have circulating, the fewer possibilities there’ll be for them to fall into the hands of criminals,” said Perez Yoma. This year, there has been a marked decline in the number of weapons destroyed compared to 2008, when 12,550 were melted down. Rosende attributed the decline to the wearing off of the initial push in the campaign, which began last year. “The weapons that have been destroyed today mean fewer deaths on our streets. It means fewer crimes being committed because having a weapon in the family’s hands in Chile is a public danger more than a security measure,” said Rosende, who emphasized that this has been the year when the most weapons have been turned in voluntarily.last_img read more

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